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care law's botched rollout is expected to face harsh questioning today. >> lawmakers are expected to grill secretary kathleen sebelius, as the president's past comments come back to haunt him. abc's tahman bradley is live in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. the obama administration is apologizing for the botched obama care rollout. and today, the person in charge takes the hot seat. today, the woman who manages obama care, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, faces congress. she will blame the failures of the healthcare.gov website on the contractors who built it. but documents show that the main contractor warned the government about issues with the site before it went live, raising questions about whether the administration should have delayed the launch of the health care marketplace. admitting healthcare.gov has not performed properly, the obama administration apologized to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: republicans say probl
's gone well, that the law has benefited them. but nearly one-quarter of americans say the affordable care act has caused them harm. steven portnoy, abc news, washington. >>> it's a major political headline overnight. did the president have second thoughts about joe biden. a new report claims the obama campaign thought of dumping biden for hillary clinton in the last election. bill daily says he did consider the idea. but decided it would not help the ticket. a top obama aide says there's no truth to the report. >>> america's most wanted fugitive has landed a job without any references from his employer previously. starting today, former nsa contractor turned leaker, edward snowden, will begin doing maintenance on one of russia's largest websites. he was granted temporary asylum in russia, after fleeing the u.s., rather than face charges that he stole secret documents and leaked them to journalists. >>> a bomb threat made a united express flight land in phoenix. that threat came from inside the plane. it was flying from san francisco to san antonio yesterday afternoon. a search of the plan
-in with the law for driving while wearing something very new. . >>> there may be a few sore heads in boston after the celebration sparked by the red sox world series victory. >> thousands partying in the streets overnight. the police reporting nine arrests. we'll have game highlights coming up in a few minutes. >>> now, we'll look at the morning road conditions. a wet and windy commute across the great lakes, down to the gulf of mexico. rain and ice showers in the i cascades and along the idaho/montana border. >> if you're flying, thunderstorms and lightning could cause airport delays in houston, memphis, chicago and detroit. >>> now, to the sexting scandal that's rocked a san diego school district. >> police plan to file criminal charges against dozens of students in several high schools. one a middle schooler, after female students sent nude pictures of themselves. police say possessing and distributing these types of images is considered child porn. >> i think i need to sit down and talk to my kids. and make sure they understand what's going on. it's pretty serious stuff. and it really could w
a major part of the state's restrictive new abortion law that was to take effect today. the texas attorney general immediately followed an appeal. he expects this case to end up before the u.s. supreme court. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is spending his first night in prison, the start of a 2 1/2-year sentence. jackson reported to federal prison in butler, north carolina. the chicago-area democrat was convicted of spending $750,000 in campaign funds for his own personal use. according to a list from his lawyer, jackson is expecting many visitors, including louis farrakhan. >>> penn state still faces six claims in connection with the jerry sandusky sexual abuse case. that's after the school announced settlements with 26 young men. they will be paid nearly $60 million. the former penn state assistant football coach pursuing appeals of the sex abuse convictions that have basically landed him in prison for life. of the six outstanding claims, penn state believes some don't have merit. and other may produce settlements, as well. >>> across the pond, folks in northern europe are clea
. >>> and chris brown in trouble with the law yet again. this time, it could mean some serious jail time for the singer. >>> and welcome back. the economy still appears to be struggling and the government shutdown did not help. a number of new report this is week are expected to show the economy struggling to gain traction. with little economic growth, the federal reserve is expected to keep holding down interest rates. >>> retail rrs counting on this week's holiday to boost sales. hall wooen spending is second to christmas. we're likely to shell out $7 billion, double what was spent eight years ago. those haunted house attractions will scare up another billion. >> that's amazing. >>> hate your job? a new study says it will get better. >> thank the lord. >> resermers have found that older workers are the happiest. 9 out of 10 people aged 50 or older are satisfied or somewhat satisfied. >> only 35 more years to go until we're happy, diane that. >> keep on hanging on. >>> an accident prone grandpa topped the box office. bad grandpa, $32 million. gravity fell to earth with 20 pbt 3 million.
their insurance under the law's changes. >> i think the key thing that the president is trying to get away from, and that is he told people they could keep their insurance and that was not the truth. >> reporter: supporters counter that america is being forced to change their insurance had policies that were low quality. and that now, at a reasonable price, those americans can buy a plan that has more basic coverage, such as hospital visit, maternity, mental health, and prescription drugs. >> if you have a pre-existing condition. if you have the health care that disappears when you need it most, the affordable care act says that has to end. >> reporter: the president goes to dallas on wednesday where he'll highlight the work being done by local communities to prepare people for the full implementation of obama care. diana and john? >> thank you, tahman bradley, live in washington. >>> a major test this morning for republicans when it comes to their stance on gay rights. the senate is holding a vote on a bill aimed at outlawing work place discrimination against gays. the employment nondiscrimina
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